Hungary's parliament has adopted a resolution on Hungary’s stance on the future of the European Union, saying the EU’s current treaties “are not an adequate basis for cooperation in a time of crises”.
The resolution was adopted with 130 votes in favor, 50 against and 7 abstentions. Due to the war in Ukraine and the EU’s “rash” decisions to impose sanctions on Russia, the continent is facing a phase of “crises and uncertainties”, the resolution said. In response to a changed situation, Hungary’s parliament is proposing that the European treaties should recognise Europe’s Christian roots and culture. They should also declare the European Commission politically and ideologically neutral, the resolution said. All nations should have the right to decide who they want to live with, it said. Further, Hungary proposes to set up a joint European army, would ban the bloc from taking out further loans, and opposes the aim of an “ever closer union”, the resolution said. The resolution also proposes that MEPs should be delegated by national parliaments. It also called for the protection of indigenous minorities to be laid down in the treaties, and for strengthening the Western Balkan countries’ outlook for European integration.
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